The Final Destination 3D was designed with one purpose. Cash money. By making yet another unnecessary remake in the trendiest of fashions (read: 3D) the producers endeavored to milk the proverbial cash tit one “final” time. And it worked. The Final Destination raked in a pile of cash, which ensures one thing; there will be another Final Destination.
The plot is essentially non-existent, but that’s okay because the acting is too. The 3D effects are gorgeous (easily the best I’ve ever seen at home. Note. I watched the 3D Blu-ray) and exploited in almost every shot, though too much emphasis on CGI effects somewhat ruin the experience.
If you aren’t familiar with the plot of the series, watch this film or any of the others and you will immediately know the plot, which characters are going to die, and loads of other pertinent information that relates to the franchise. You see, every movie is exactly the same. The only change comes in the way hot teens (aka mid-to-late twenty-somethings) are killed off. That’s the hook. The only logical reason to view this film is for the death scenes.
I applaud the director of this film for acknowledging that fact. Instead of trying to create interesting characters, situations, or redeeming moments for the viewer, he opts for balls-to-the-wall death scenes in magical 3D. It takes a lot of guts to throw out all that mushy character development and storyline substance. Kudos to him! On a related note, sarcasm is becoming a lost art.
Even the Blu-Ray disc understands no one cares about the film. That is why you can choose to watch JUST the death scenes, which is exactly the way I wish I would have viewed this pointless film.
Rating: 4/10 (deaths 8/10)
Snore Factor: ZZZZ